The Key Considerations when choosing a cruise or all inclusive are:
1. Where do you want to go? A cruise can offer a snapshot of 2 - 10 countries depending on the length of your cruise. The downside is you get limited time and often leave before sunset. At an all-inclusive, you fly into the country of your choice and get to explore that area over several days.
2. What do you want to do? Both all-inclusives and cruises offer beach days, snorkeling, and tours of local attraction. In terms of activities, cruises generally offer more shows, games, and bingo.
3. What do you want to eat and drink? Both cruises and all-inclusives are generally all-u-can-eat. My experience has been cruises have more variety and slightly better food. In terms of drinks - if you are the type that likes to have a drink in your hand from when you wake up until you pass out on your lounge chair, then an all-inclusive is for you since well drinks and beer are usually included. Cruises usually have hotel prices for alcohol.
4. What are you going to do with the kids? The major cruise lines all have kid activities where you can drop off your children and they are supervised throughout the day. You'll need to investigate if the all-inclusive offers the same activities.
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